The Irish name O'Haine was originally written in a Gaelic form as O hEidhin, which may be derived from "eidhean" meaning "ivy."
Early Origins of the O'Haine family
The surname O'Haine was first found in County Galway
(Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht
, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the O'Haine family
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O'Haine Spelling Variations
Many spelling variations
of the surname O'Haine can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include O'Heyne, O'Haine, Hayne, Heyne and others.
Early Notables of the O'Haine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Haine family to the New World and Oceana
A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the O'Haine name: Patrick O'Heyne who arrived in New York State in 1849.